How can a psychologist treat your mental problems if they start out believing there are no problems, only differences? And why should you trust a psychologist whose ethical standards include a “subject to change without notice” clause? Presenting the “APA GUIDELINES for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men”
Boys and men are diverse with respect to their race, ethnicity, culture, migration status,
age, socioeconomic status, ability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious affiliation. Each of these social identities contributes uniquely and in intersecting ways to shape how men experience and perform their masculinities, which in turn contribute to relational, psychological, and behavioral health outcomes in both positive and negative ways.
Translation, there is no “normal” male psychology. This is a scary opening assumption for a purportedly medical organization. How can they fix your mental problems if they start out believing there are no problems, only “differences”?
Although boys and men, as a group, tend to hold privilege and power based on gender, they also demonstrate disproportionate rates of receiving harsh discipline, academic [failings], mental health issues, physical health problems, public health concerns, and
a wide variety of other quality-of-life issues.
WHICH IS IT, MOTHERFUCKERS? Do men have special privileges or do we slit our wrists after getting kicked out of school after our grades fell when the constant male-bashing depressed us?
As much as I despite The Last Jedi, it’s informative for being the feminist manifesto performed for the silver screen. Recall that the all-male villains were simultaneously a deadly evil with every advantage and clownish buffoons easily manipulated by every bitter twat smaller than a Trigglypuff.
Same behavior here. Feminists hate men, they WANT to hate men. Even in the middle of discussing modern male problems of addiction, school failings, mental illnesses and fricking suicide, wimminz and their manginas won’t give up their accusation of male privilege. They need us to have male privilege even as they reduce us to empty, lifeless shells because if we didn’t have privilege then we’d be victims… of wimminz, no less.
Additionally, many men do not seek help when they need it, and many report distinctive barriers to receiving gender-sensitive psychological treatment.
They also report distinctive barriers to refusing gender-sensitive psychological treatment. Strike that, preteen children aren’t old enough to legally speak for themselves.
The development of guidelines for psychological practice with boys and men may help
to attend to the barriers that lead to the aforementioned disparities. Indeed, the American Psychological Association has developed guidelines for psychologists working with specific populations such as gay/lesbian/bisexual clients, racial and ethnic minority clients, older adults, transgender and gender-non-conforming persons, and girls and women.
Is anybody missing from that list? White… male… men… not including Baby Boomers.
The APA also has developed guidelines for psychological practice in health care delivery systems, forensic psychology, and psychological evaluation in child protection matters. These guidelines serve to improve service delivery among populations, stimulate public policy initiatives, and provide professional guidance based on advances in the field. Accordingly, the present document offers guidelines for psychological practice with boys and men.
Revisiting my opening question, the purpose of the APA has shifted from treating mental illnesses, malfunctions and other abnormal issues to implementing the feminist and globalist agendas. The Convergence of the APA is complete. It is nothing but a skin suit for the enemies of Christ.
Purpose and Scope
Professional Practice Guidelines are statements that suggest or recommend specific professional behavior, endeavor, or conduct for psychologists. Guidelines differ from standards in that standards are mandatory and may be accompanied by an
enforcement mechanism. … Guidelines may be superseded by federal or state laws…
Why is that? If a law requires malpractice, should the psychologist act according to his personal expertise or the whims of legislators? Why doesn’t a professional organization even pretend that its members are more likely to be knowledgeable about its own field than elected officials?
Answer, because the purpose of the Converged APA is now to implement gov’t policy, not to promote mental health.
In addition, consistent with the recommendations and procedures outlined by APA (2015b), these guidelines will need to be periodically reviewed and updated at least every 8 to 10 years, from the year of acceptance by the APA Council of Representatives, to take into account advances in research, changes in practice, and the effects of changing contemporary social forces and context. Hence, readers are advised to check the current status of these guidelines to ensure that they are still in effect and have not been superseded by subsequent revisions.
As I said in this post’s beginning, these guidelines on ethical conduct are subject to constant review and updating, and Good Citizens must check them regularly to ensure Narrative compliance.
The beneficiaries of these guidelines include all consumers of psychological practice including clients, students, supervisees, research participants, consultees, and other
Goodbye mental illness, hello mental health consumers!
Rather than offering a comprehensive review of content relevant to all areas of practice, this document provides examples of empirical and conceptual literature that support the need for practice guidelines with boys and men.
Yes, give us examples. Continuing:
Gender refers to psychological, social, and cultural experiences
and characteristics associated with the social statuses of girls and
women or boys and men, whereas sex refers to biological aspects
of being male or female
Cisgender is used to refer to people whose sex assigned at birth is aligned with their gender identity. These guidelines address conflict that cisgender, transgender, and
gender-nonconforming individuals may experience due to societal expectations regarding gender roles.
Truth refers to statements intended to convey a socially acceptable perception of reality.
Cistruth is used to refer to truths whose social acceptance is aligned with objective reality. These guidelines address conflict that cistruths, transtruths, and truth-nonconforming statements may experience due to societal expectations regarding morality.
Okay, I slipped in the second two.
The term gender bias refers to beliefs and attitudes that involve stereotypes or preconceived ideas about the roles, abilities, and characteristics of males and females that may contain significant distortions and inaccuracies. Psychologists have an ethical obligation to recognize and confront these biases.
An ethical obligation to defy Christianity.
Masculinity ideology is a set of descriptive, prescriptive, and proscriptive of cognitions about boys and men. Although there are differences in masculinity ideologies, there is a particular constellation of standards that have held sway over large segments of the population, including: anti-femininity, achievement, eschewal of the appearance of weakness, and adventure, risk, and violence. These have been collectively referred to as traditional masculinity ideology.
Additionally, acknowledging the plurality of and social constructionist perspective of masculinity, the term masculinities is being used with increasing frequency.
Not that I’ve heard. The Left gives out new words like candy.
Oppression includes discrimination against and/or systematic denial of resources to members of groups who are identified as inferior or less deserving than others. Oppression is most frequently experienced by individuals with marginalized social identities; is manifested in both blatant and subtle discrimination in areas such as racism, ageism, sexism, classism, and heterosexism; and results in limited access to social power.
Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be the Whole of the Law. -Aleister Crowley. Anything else is oppression!
Privilege refers to unearned sources of social status, power, and institutionalized advantage experienced by individuals by virtue of their culturally valued and dominant social identities (e.g., White, Christian, male, and middle/upper class; McIntosh, 2008).
I left in this professional reference. Following are the ten guidelines followed by an excerpted paragraph of my choosing.
Psychologists strive to recognize that masculinities are constructed based on social, cultural, and contextual norms.
This is a religious statement, not a scientific statement. “‘There is no Creator God to define how humans should behave.” Also, “sex hormones are a social construct”.
Many men are socialized by friends (e.g., mimicking behaviors and interests), family (e.g., imitating parent and sibling behaviors), peers (e.g., conforming to group social norms to avoid ostracism), and society (e.g., adhering to media portrayals of gender conformity) to adopt traditional masculine ideals, behaviors, and attitudes. Yet for some men, this dominant ideology of masculinity has inherent conflicts. For instance, dominant masculinity was historically predicated on the exclusion of men who were not White, heterosexual, cisgender, able-bodied, and privileged. Moreover, the ideal, dominant masculinity is generally unattainable for most men. Men who depart from this narrow masculine conception by any dimension of diversity (e.g., race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression) may find themselves negotiating between adopting dominant ideals that exclude them or being stereotyped or marginalized.
If “stereotyped or marginalized” means “cast into Hell by an Angry Christ” then I agree.
Psychologists strive to recognize that boys and men integrate multiple aspects to their social identities across the lifespan.
Refugee and immigrant boys and men often have different experiences from boys
and men born in the United States as their development is shaped by traumatic experiences. Moreover, the painful experiences associated with becoming the target of racism and inequality can lead some minority males to avoid identifying with their cultural heritages.
Skin suit, I tell you. They’re working illegal immigration into their model of masculinity.
Boys and men who are members of more than one minority group may have an especially difficult time resolving identity-related conflicts. For example, gay boys
and men of color may experience racism in the LGBT community…
…While the Left continues eating their own.
Psychologists understand the impact of power, privilege, and sexism on the development of boys and men and on their relationships with others.
Several controlled experiments have found that adult men who endorse sexist male role norms are likely to aggress against male and female participants who violate those norms.
Anybody with moral standards are more prone to “aggress” the violators of said moral standards than people with no moral standards. In fact, you can’t have group standards of any kind if you don’t insist that others follow them, which ironically is the APA’s motivation for this very handbook.
Additionally, traditional masculinity ideology encourages men to adopt an approach to sexuality that emphasizes promiscuity and other aspects of risky sexual behavior, such as not learning a partner’s sexual history or engaging in sex without protection from pregnancy or disease transmission. Indeed, heterosexual men’s adherence to traditional, sexist aspects of masculinity has been connected to sexual assault perpetration, as well as decreased condom use and increased casual “hook-up” sex.
They blame heteros for the behavior of homos. Sodomy is beyond disgusting, diseased and N>1,000 but I must admit, monogamists don’t use many condoms. Just one more, #2 is so good to fisk:
In addition to increasing the possibility of engaging in violence, men who accept sexist constructions of masculinity are often restricted by codes of conduct that inhibit their ability to be emotionally vulnerable and form deep connections in adult relationships. For instance, although the isolating effects of these beliefs likely depend on a variety of social and ecological contexts, numerous studies have provided evidence that endorsement of sexist male roles is related to men’s fear of intimacy and discomfort with physical affection with other men.
Sexist constructions of masculinity are badthink because they discourage sodomy. Speaking of, societies that are notorious for punishing sodomy tend to have lots of physical affection between men. They know it isn’t about feeling out the other guy’s arse.
Psychologists strive to develop a comprehensive understanding of the factors that influence the interpersonal relationships of boys and men.
Did NAMBLA write this handbook? Boys are not men. They should not be grouped with men for a psychologist promoting “masculine behavior”. But nearly the entire handbook talks as if “boy” is a synonym for “man”.
Psychologists strive to use a variety of methods to promote the development
of male-to-male relationships. Toward addressing this goal, psychologists recognize and challenge socialization pressures on boys and men to be hypercompetitive and hyper aggressive with one another to help boys and men develop healthy same-sex friendships.
Friendships based on emotional intimacy and freedom from traditionally normative sexual behavior instead of mutual respect and shared experiences. We can read between those lines. If NAMBLA didn’t ghost-write this then they must have been underbid.
Psychologists strive to encourage positive father involvement and healthy family relationships.
Yes, let’s talk about the involvement of fathers in their families.
Provided that positive paternal engagement and inclusive communication tend to
have long-term emotional and psychological benefits for both children and fathers, psychologists strive to promote healthy father involvement and father engagement in treatment with their children and families.
Instead of promoting fatherhood, the APA promotes “healthy father involvement, provided it brings long-term benefits”. Aside from this, the article only mentions “nonresident fathers” and “changing demographic trends” without anything about how the new nonresident, nonbreadwinner father might not have been a voluntary choice on Daddy’s part.
Incredibly, the word “divorce” does not show up once in the entire handbook.
Psychologists strive to support educational efforts that are responsive to the needs of boys and men.
They mean institutional educational efforts specifically. Since when is gov’t-controlled K-12 schooling an imperative of mental health?
The provision of a high-quality education characterized by a safe and supportive learning environment, a challenging curriculum, and systematic career education
and counseling enhances the intellectual, emotional, and social development of individuals and helps them to prepare for their future roles in the community and
In the bad old days of patriarchy, we built schools so that people would be able to understand God and the natural world He made. Today, the gov’t builds schools to produce well-behaved, profitable worker bees. This is now a priority for the American Psychology Association.
Dept. of Education delenda est.
Psychologists strive to reduce the high rates of problems boys and men face and act out in their lives such as aggression, violence, substance abuse, and suicide.
Aggression and violence are morally neutral… not “problems” except to tyrants and passive-aggressive anklebiters. (Feminists are both.) Substance abuse and suicide are what’s happening to White America as their options for resisting this mindfuckery are closed off.
Although the vast majority of males are not violent, boys and men commit nearly
90% of violent crimes in the United States (United States Department of Justice,
Because women aren’t strong enough to be violent, not even against each other. Female cat fights are harmless entertainment whereas when men lay into each other, bones break and blood spills. It is recorded that female police use their firearms much more often then men do; given the chance, women will be MORE violent than men because they haven’t had the incrementally aggressive experience of male adolescence to understand the morality of great power.
In fact, one criminal justice theory of street gangs is that they’re prone to violence because the boys haven’t been allowed the chance to learn second-order masculine behaviors such as respect and patience. That comes partly from learning the healthy limitations of what violence can accomplish. Being male isn’t just that I can make serious threats against you; it’s that you can, too, so maybe we should cooperate instead of finding out who would win in a dark alley.
Childhood physical and/or sexual abuse victimization has been found to be a significant precursor to aggressive behavior in boys and men.
They are shameful hypocrites for saying this immediately after their Guideline on the promotion of “intimacy” between boys and men.
Other risk factors for aggressive behavior include poor parental and teacher supervision, low academic achievement, frequent viewing of violent media, and living in high crime neighborhoods.
This is a correlation implying causation argument. If unsupervised boys act violent then is that because they end up feral or because they would be violent if not restrained? Do violent games cause violent kids, or do violent kids enjoy violent games? And OF COURSE a person is more likely to be violent if they live in a violent neighborhood. One guess where all the violent people are concentrated!
I learned about correlation implying causation in high school. These frauds have PhDs and decades of clinical practice.
Psychologists strive to help boys and men engage in health-related behaviors.
Do they mean mental health? No, they mean socio-sexual-politico-racial-economic-health-related behaviors. Everything BUT mental health:
In addition to social norms that impact most men’s health behaviors, the health challenges for men from historically marginalized groups (e.g., men of color, men with disabilities, gay and bisexual men, transgender men) are long rooted in sociopolitical, sociohistorical, and sociostructural forces that oppress and stigmatize individuals. Men and boys of color suffer from higher rates of HIV, cancers, heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes, and other health conditions compared to their White counterparts. Insensitivity to racial stereotypes, the interaction of race and gender, cultural values and mores, immigration status, and social and economic conditions have a significant impact on the health of men of color as well as those who live in poverty.
The NAMBLA study group has had its turn to talk, now it’s the NAACP study group’s turn.
Psychologists strive to build and promote gender-sensitive psychological services.
Simultaneously, psychologists worry about increases in child sex abuse.
Psychologists understand and strive to change institutional, cultural, and systemic problems that affect boys and men through advocacy, prevention, and education.
Please, you busybody neckbearded Ivory Tower lunatics, just leave us alone. Don’t advocate for us, don’t control our behavior and to Eternal Hell with your worthless education.
Some men encounter institutional, cultural, or systemic barriers to their well-being, as evidenced by societal problems wherein men are disproportionately overrepresented. For instance, one of the major areas affecting boys and men is the high incarceration rate in the United States.
Move over, law enforcement! The psychologists have arrived to show you how your job is done. This must be talk time for the Crime Is Society’s Fault study group.
For example, men account for 93% of all adults in federal prison to date, and although African American and Latino males constitute approximately 7% and 8% of the general population, respectively, they make up 37% and 34% of the federal prison population. Native American men are imprisoned at more than 4 times the rate of White men. These racial, ethnic, and gender disparities may be the result of racial, ethnic, and gender stereotypes.
Or, they may be the result of an impartial criminal justice system applied to different races with different ideas about what is acceptable behavior.
Although most violence is perpetrated by men, most men are not violent. Consequently, men are often stereotyped as aggressive and violent.
One final act of shameless hypocrisy to tie off this fisking. The APA releases an entire handbook dedicated to combating the violence of hegemonic traditional masculinity and then admits, down at the bottom, that most men aren’t violent.
Stick a fork in the APA, God. They’re done. Then throw one of them lightning bolts at the fork. Such hypermasculine aggression will serve to impose Your hegemonic notions of don’t rape boys upon the emotionally sensitive hindquarters of Your enemies.